presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2008
Sample tray. Gold, almost orange. Lasting fair head. Restrained delicious drinkable hops and malt and more hops. Citrus and wood. auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Bottle: Golden amber colored pour with medium sized white head. Sweet grassy, piney aroma with a nice light hoppy finish. I enjoyed this. DietPepsican (1592) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Pours ruby with a thin off white head. Sweet caramel and hop aroma. Flavor is rather sweet, nice malts going on. Seems as though the hops may have faded a bit, but some juicy citrus still remains. Finishes slightly bitter to offset the sweet, decent carbonation. I really liked this one even though I think it is not quite what it was supposed to be. I would like another to see if this was fresh or not, and wouldn’t mind a few more aged ones if it brings out this flavor! Thanks to jake65 for this one, another great beer from a great trader! imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2008
12oz. Pours redish amber with small white head. Aromas of caramel, pine, and a small amount of citrus. Flavors of pine, resin, and a nice floral finish. Pretty nice IPA imo. Great flavor with a nice smooth finish. troopie (2379) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Lekker hoppy and piney aroma. Poured orange gold with moderate white head. Full hoppy flavour with lekker maltiness. Fast disappearing finish, doesn’t linger. A very worthy IPA
kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2008
12 oz bottle, Pours a clear deep copper body under a one finger frothy off-white head that settled to a thin wispy partial covering. The nose on this just smells wonderfully fresh. Lots and lots of citrusy hops and a lighter compliment of pine resin over a slightly sweet smelling toasted malt base. The flavor is very hoppy up front, but fades to a slightly ashy bitterness towards the finish that seems a little harsh. A fairly stout malt base keeps the hops pretty well in check though. Long lingering bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fizzy forced carbonation, maybe a touch sticky on the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid middle of the road IPA. I’d drink this again. raphael (1280) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2008
First impressions—resiny flavor, oily on the tongue, hops raspy but not overly harsh, a slight metallic presence blurred by the malt, which expresses more as a weight than sweetness. winter ipa, with definite warming. clear yellow approaching amber, not much of a head, aromas of pine, orange peel, something I cant define, but it all fits together. (from bottle.) mkgrenwel (621) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Thanks BuckeyeBoy! Sticky resiny hops and a hefty malt backbone. Sticky sweet, but balanced with pretty big hops. Apparently Idaho has some coastline that I don’t know about, because this is a west coast IPA. Some pine and strong tobacco in the finish. The warmer it gets, the more malt forward i find this to be. Bitterness could be significantly bigger, as could hops, but it still works well as a beer.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2007
On tap at Green Dragon in PDX, OR--Poured a light to thick amber body with a medium fluffy white head. Nose is very fruity and floral. Piny and sticky presence. Very hoppy and yummy beer. If you like IPA, go for this one, without a doubt! Awesome! riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Pours almost auburn with a thin oily looking head. Has some grapefruit in the aroma, pretty strongly Cascade aroma. Some bitter grapefruit flavors accompanied by some toasty caramel malts. Not as bitter as I would have expected from the aroma, but good nonetheless. A nice IPA.